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About This Journal

The Palimpsest was a historical magazine published the State Historical Society of Iowa beginning in 1920 until it was renamed Iowa Heritage Illustrated in 1996. It was published monthly from 1920-1972, bimonthly from 1973-1985, and quarterly after 1986.

The Palimpsest is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries' Institutional Repository (Iowa Research Online).

The State Historical Society of Iowa

The society operates from two centers, Des Moines and Iowa City. A museum, research library, state archives, special collections, community programming, historic preservation, and membership programs are located at 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319, phone 515-281-5111. Publications, a research library, and special collections are located at 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240, phone 319-335-3916. The society also operates several historic sites across the state.

Additional Journal Information

Complete metadata for all articles in The Palimpsest, including DOIs, is available via OAI http://ir.uiowa.edu/do/oai/?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=qdc&set=publication:palimpsest. See our policy regarding use and reuse of our metadata.

The Palimpsest is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries' Institutional Repository (Iowa Research Online).